This packet includes 9 activites for student to practice measuring boats. They will measure a variety of boats and will also compare boat lenghs. It is set up for students to measure with nonstandard units but they can use a ruler to measure as enrichment. Students will order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
At the end of the unit students will make their own boats using whatever you have available. I recommend using foam noodles. Students will use the boats they make to measure, compare lengths, and then conduct a science experiment to see if the length of a boat affects it's speed.
This unit incorporates teaching the concepts with a culminating activity of making their boat at the end.